Windows Azure Case Study

We just published an updated case study at:  https://aka.ms/sxp Using Windows Azure to Build and Expand Microsoft.com Social Media Capabilities The Social eXperience Platform (SXP), which is powered by Windows Azure® and SQL Azure®, has been providing Microsoft.com with social media features for over eighteen months. The Windows Azure platform has enabled SXP to grow…

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Cloud Elasticity - A Real-World Example

Windows Azure is the cloud-based development platform that lets you build and run applications in the cloud, launch them in minutes instead of months and code in multiple languages or technologies including .NET, PHP, and Java.  One of the promises of Windows Azure and cloud computing in general is elasticity.  The ability to quickly and…

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Architecture Certification

The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) recently launched the Certified IT Architect (CITA) certification and training programs.  I have worked with many of the leaders of IASA for years and am very impressed with the training and certification program they are putting together. Microsoft has worked with IASA to establish a process for converting…

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